Subscription options available on IU List

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Overview

If you subscribe to IU List mailing lists, you can change your subscription settings through the IU List website or email commands; see About IU List or Submit IU List commands via email.

Use the web interface

  1. Log into the campus IU List website for your list:
    Campus IU List web interface
    IU Bloomington https://list.indiana.edu/
    IUPUI https://list.iupui.edu/
    IU East https://list.iue.edu/
    IU Kokomo https://list.iuk.edu/
    IU Northwest https://list.iun.edu/
    IU South Bend https://list.iusb.edu/
    IU Southeast https://list.ius.edu/
    IUPUC https://list.iupuc.edu/
    University-wide https://list.iu.edu/
  2. Click My lists, and select the name of a list.
  3. In the left pane, under "List options", select Subscriber Options.
  4. Select your settings from the "Receiving mode:" and "Visibility:" drop-down menus. (See Available options below.)

Use email commands

To set options via email, send a message to list@campus.edu with one or more commands in the following format. If you're sending a single command, put it in the subject line, with a blank body; for multiple commands, put them in the body, one per line, with no formatting or other text.

SET listname-l option

To set the same option on all of your subscribed lists, send the command:

SET * option

Available options

Available options are as follows.

Note:
List owners can disable some of the following subscription settings, so they might not be available for every list.
Email command Drop-down selection Description
Reception options
DIGEST digest MIME format

Instead of receiving each message singly, you will periodically receive batched messages in a digest. List owners specify the times that these digests are sent or the size of the batches, and can disable this subscription format completely. Replies to digest messages go to the list owner, not the list.

In plain text, mailings are appended to each other in the digest, and attachments are discarded. In MIME, each message in the digest is a separate attachment.

DIGESTPLAIN digest plain text format
HTML html
When messages are sent to the list in a multipart format including both HTML and plain text, you will receive only the HTML format. Note that this setting has no effect on non-multipart messages, and does not prevent you from receiving these messages in your non-preferred format.
MAIL standard (direct reception)
You will receive each message to the list individually. This is the standard reception setting for a list, and setting this option removes any special subscription setting for the list.
NOMAIL no mail (useful for vacations)
You will no longer receive mail from the list, but will retain the ability to post to the list. This is typically used if you are going to be away from the list for an extended period.
NOT_ME not receiving your own posts
You will not receive your own messages to the list.
NOTICE notice mode
You will receive only the subject line of each message, and not its contents.
SUMMARY summary mode
You will receive a periodic digest of subject lines of messages sent to the list, and not their contents. This option is only available if digests are enabled for the list.
TEXT text-only mode
When messages are sent to the list in a multipart format including both HTML and plain text, you will receive only the plain-text format. Note that this setting has no effect on non-multipart messages, and does not prevent you from receiving these messages in your non-preferred format.
URLIZE urlize mode
You will receive all messages sent to the list, but no attached files. Instead, attachments are kept on a server and you will receive a link pointing to their locations.
Visibility options
NOCONCEAL listed in the list review page
These settings determine your visibility in the roster of list members, either at the IU List site or in the results of a REVIEW command. List owners or administrators can still see concealed users.
CONCEAL concealed

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Last modified on 2021-06-04 14:06:53.